Two friends are talking about their loving lives.

A: Do you date only women who have something wrong with them?

B: I'm not dating anyone.

Usually, adverbs are between subject and main verb, so "only date ..." is more likely right.

Should I use "date only ..." or "only date ..." or both are fine?

It seems a pattern "verb only". I cannot find this rule/pattern in https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/only

Could someone help me on this?


In this case "only" is used as an adverb, therefore its position depends on the focus of the sentence. Usually it is put between the subject and the main verb, so:

Do you only date women who have something wrong with them?

seems more correct to me, but according the Cambridge dictionary both of them are ok.

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/only

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